COMO Laucala Island
What it is
A truly private island—with an already legendary spa and pool—where all 25 residences were inspired by the surrounding eden.
What it isn't
Boring. Exploits here include golfting an 18-hole course by David McLay Kidd; sailing hobie cats and catamarans; snorkeling and diving a teeming coral reef…the list goes on.
What we think
Honeymoons will never, ever want the honeymoon to be over when they check in at Como Laucala Island. Want to ride a teak boat from the 1970s over crystalline seas? Horseback ride through coconut groves? Or try everything from paddleboarding to…wait for it…underwater scootering? It’s all part of the day’s fun here. Of course, if you just want to hole up in your room, we wouldn’t blame you. These Residences are more than villas—they’re fitted with private pools, dreamy four post beds swathed in mosquito netting, sundecks with outdoor baths, and over the top views of lagoons and rainforests. Among their many amenities: loaner golf carts for whirling around the island, fully stocked bars with snacks that are refilled every day, TVs that stream free movies, and (yes) air conditioning. We wouldn’t want to leave, either. Did we mention that every guest is assigned a doting “Tau” (the Fijian word for friend) that can assist like a concierge throughout your stay?
You're here because
The main pool looks like something designed by Damien Hirst. And there are five incredible dining options, including Seagrass, which is nestled in the rainforest treetops.
The only thing better than a spa day? A spa day in Fiji at Como Shambhala, where you’ll arrive at your treatment room by passing lily pad-dotted ponds. Your treatment today: the sugar crystal body polish, with coconut oil and hibiscus flowers plucked from the island itself. Aaaah.
Restaurants & Bars
Plantation House Restaurant - Fine International Dining
Seagrass Lounge and Restaurant - Asian
Beach Bar - Casual Dining
Pool Bar - Casual dining
Plantation House Bar - Elegant
Seagrass Lounge - Ideal for sunset
Beach Bar - Casual and open till sunset
Pool Bar - Open all day and night
Rock Lounge - Open from 3pm till after dinner - ideal for sunset
The beach boy staff are brilliantly helpful and can take your kids out on jet skis or walk with them while they look for crabs.
At the Spa kitchen, the family can learn how to do soap, candles and other Spa products
A zippy 45 minute flight from Suva, Fiji, either on your own private jet or the resort’s, for an added fee.